J.K. SIMMONS (Khampa) has appeared in a diverse range of
projects spanning from motion pictures, television and the stage on and
off-Broadway. He won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his
portrayal of merciless jazz instructor in Sony Pictures Classics' Whiplash. His
performance in the film also garnered him a Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden
Globe, Independent Spirit Award and BAFTA Award, as well as many critics' group
awards around the world; Whiplash premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival,
winning the Dramatic Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for Best Film. Along
with his role in Whiplash, J.K. Simmons is best known for playing J. Jonah
Jameson in Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man trilogy & the off-beat, but not
deadbeat, father in Jason Reitman's hit comedy Juno.
In October 2016, Simmons was seen in Gavin O'Connor's The Accountant with Ben
Affleck and Anna Kendrick. Most recently, Simmons can be seen in Patriots Day,
which centers on the Boston marathon bombing and is directed by Peter Berg; he
also recently wrapped Justice League, where he portrayed the iconic role of
Commissioner Gordon. In 2016, Simmons completed production on The Snowman
(starring Michael Fassbender), I'm Not Here (directed by his wife Michelle
Schumacher), and The Bachelors (alongside Julie Delpy).
Also in 2016, Simmons was seen on the big screen in The Meddler alongside Susan
Sarandon, as well as his notable voice work in the hit animated features
Zootopia and Kung Fu Panda 3. Additional select feature credits include Up in
the Air, Burn After Reading, Thank You For Smoking, The Gift, The Mexican, The
Ladykillers, Hidalgo, I Love You Man, Terminator: Genisys, Jennifer's Body, and
Labor Day. On the small screen, Simmons is also known for his iconic roles on
Oz, The Closer, and Law & Order. Simmons has also appeared on the Broadway stage
in performances of Guys & Dolls, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Change In The
Heir, Peter Pan, and A Few Good Men.
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